This unit will look closely at the theory that underlines health coaching and wellbeing management, you will gain an understanding of psychology, so you can better understand human behaviour (learning, personality, habits, motivation and decision-making) and the factors that influence it. Effective communication is critical to a successful coaching relationship and you will review areas of active listening, rephrasing, reflection and motivational interviewing as your tools to support clients in making positive health changes. You will look closely at the theories of behaviour change including the most widely used model, the Transtheoretical Model of Change. Through this section, you will gain an understanding of what fosters positive change, how to overcome barriers and how to support the maintenance of change. Lastly, the unit covers areas of wellbeing including holistic health, the non-diet-based approach to healthy eating, stress management and creating life balance.

This unit is a foundation unit in the Level 5 Diploma in Nutrition & Health Coaching and the Women’s Health Coaching Program.


  • Flexible online learning
  • Audio recording of text included
  • 30+ hours of study
  • Study at your own pace
  • Extensive coaching tools and templates
  • Untimed quiz or case-based tasks
  • Downloadable certificate¬†immediately available upon completion
  • Highly supported and connected study